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Attention Swimmers: Learn How to Keep Your Hair Healthy, with the Help of the Right Hair Salon and Hairdressers in Gold Coast

Whether swimming is your sport of choice or just the activity you use to cool off and get some sun during the summer, it’s important to remember what the pool or the ocean can do to your hair. While it may seem counterintuitive that getting your hair wet could be drying and damaging, that’s precisely what happens. Swimming pools are particularly bad for your hair, but saltwater isn’t ideal either. Even spending a lot of time in the sun while you relax by the pool or on the beach can have a negative effect on your hair.

Needless to say, there’s a lot to think of before you head out for a swim. On one hand, you love swimming. It’s both a great form of exercise and a great leisure activity during the warmer months, and for most of us, it’s just not something that we want to give up. Unfortunately, you probably also don’t want to risk damaging your hair, or undoing all the work you’ve done on it (or all of the money you’ve spent on it) as of late.

A Swimmer’s Guide to Hair Care

If you are a swimmer in the Gold Coast and are trying to establish better hair care tips, Stefan Hair Fashions can help. Stefan operates dozens of hair salons throughout Australia—including three in Gold Coast. If you need help with your hair, or are simply looking for some advice on how to keep your locks looking fresh even after spending a considerable amount of time in the pool, stop by one of our salons. You can consult with our hairdressers in Gold Coast in Helensvale (at the Helensvale Westfield Shopping Centre), Broadbeach (at the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre) or Robina (at the Robina Town Shopping Centre). Schedule an appointment with us today if you want to talk.

If you are looking for some swimming hair care basics, here are a few tips to get you started before your first appointment with one of Stefan’s hairdressers in Gold Coast:

  • If you are swimming a chlorine swimming pool, consider wearing a rubber swimming cap. It might not be fashionable, but it will keep your hair more fashionable by protecting it from the drying effects of chlorine. Alternatively, braid your hair to keep it from getting tangled and causing extra damage.
  • After swimming, shower and wash your hair as soon as possible. Chlorine and saltwater left in for too long will both cause damage to your hair. Chlorine is the bigger threat, leading to chemical damage and intense drying. Saltwater will bleach a lot of the colour out of your hair. If you can’t do a full wash right away, at least rinse your hair out with tap water.
  • Swimming can leave a lot of junk in your hair—whether it’s saltwater, chlorine or bits of algae from a nearby lake. Washing your hair with a clarifying shampoo will help flush all of this unwelcome debris away.
  • Sometimes, you’ll go swimming, go home to wash up and then go back in the sun for the later part of the afternoon or evening. Since the sun can also damage your hair, this sequence of events can be too much for your locks to take. Applying a leave-in conditioner before the second trip outside will help to fortify your hair against sun damage while also giving your hair back some of the moisture it lost in the pool or ocean.

Schedule Your Appointment at One of Stefan’s Hair Salons in Gold Coast

Are you looking for a hairdresser in Gold Coast, either to help you with chlorine damage or saltwater bleaching or to protect your hair from some of the threats of swimming? Click here to find contact information for the Gold Coast salon nearest to where you live.